Deadline: 7 September 2016
The International Development Research Centre (IDRC) is seeking applications for its IDRC Research Awards 2017. Research award recipients undertake a one-year paid program of research focused on at least one developing country.
- Advisory Committee on Research Ethics
- Climate Change
- Donor Partnerships Division
- Employment and Growth
- Food, Environment, and Health
- Foundations for Innovation (in Kenya)
- Governance and Justice
- Maternal and Child Health
- Networked Economies
- Policy and Evaluation
- Think Tank Initiative
Benefits include Employer contributions to Employment Insurance, Employer Health Tax, Canada Pension Plan, and paid vacation leave. Some travel and research expenses are also supported, up to a maximum of CA$15,000.
- This call is open to Canadians, permanent residents of Canada, and citizens of developing countries pursuing OR who have completed a master’s or a doctoral degree at a recognized university.
- Positions are available at IDRC’s head office in Ottawa, Canada and at our regional office for Sub-Saharan Africa in Nairobi, Kenya. Eligibility criteria differ for each location.
- For the positions located at IDRC’s head office in Ottawa, this call is open to:
- Canadians and permanent residents of Canada, pursuing a master’s or a doctoral degree at a recognized university OR who have completed (within the last three years) a master’s or doctoral degree at a recognized university.
- Citizens of developing countries, pursuing a master’s or a doctoral degree at a Canadian university and who, prior to applying, have a student visa with a work permit valid in Canada until December 31, 2017, OR who have completed (within the last three years) a master’s or doctoral degree at a recognized university and who already have a work permit valid in Canada until December 31, 2017.
- For the position located at IDRC’s Regional Office for Sub-Saharan Africa, in Nairobi, Kenya, this call is open to: Citizens of Kenya pursuing a master’s or a doctoral degree at a recognized university OR who have completed (within the last three years) a master’s or doctoral degree at a recognized university.
- Proposed research must focus on one or more developing countries.
- Candidates cannot receive any other Canadian government scholarship, award, subsidy, bursary, or honorarium, or hold any federal government contract in support of a research/work project for the duration of the award; this includes any other IDRC award.
- In addition, each program has specific eligibility criteria which must be satisfied.
- These awards may be part of an academic requirement.
How to Apply
Applicants must apply online via given website.
Eligible Countries: Burkina Faso, Canada, Congo, Democratic Republic of Congo, Côte d’Ivoire, Cuba, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Liberia, Maldives, Mauritania, Montserrat, Papua New Guinea, Small Island Developing States (including Comoros, Mauritius, São Tomé and Principe, Seychelles, and Timor-Leste), and Oceania (Cook Islands, Fiji, Nauru, Kiribati, Palau, Marshall Islands, Niue, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tokelau, Tuvalu, Tonga, Vanuatu, and Wallis and Futuna), Suriname, Tunisia, West Bank and Zimbabwe.
For more information, please visit Research Awards.